How adaptogens can change your life…

Got stress? Most of us do. In case you haven’t heard, there’s a group of herbs that want to help make your life better. They’re called adaptogens. The term adaptogens was coined in 1947 by a Russian scientist, N.V. Lazarev, who was interested in substances that helped the body adapt to physical and emotional stress.  By 1984 Russian scientists had published in excess of 1,500 pharmacological and clinical studies on adaptogenic herbs. Later research carried out in Germany and Japan demonstrated similar findings to that of the Russians. Russian studies revealed that they increased swimming times in the Porsolt test,…

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Don’t give up- word of encouragement for you

I remember when I was so sick 11 years ago. I used to wake up in the mornings feeling like I’d been run over by a truck. I felt so hopeless. I was only 19 and I felt like my life couldn’t get any worse. But God had a different plan for me. He had plans to prosper me, not to harm me, and to give me a hope and a future. Everything hinges on hope. If you have hope, you can weather the most difficult of life’s storms. Without hope, you’re already sunk. THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE. I used to be…

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A few pics of my brother’s wedding!

Last weekend was a special weekend for me. My little brother Michael, who is 25, married a beautiful woman named Corrie! The wedding took place in my parent’s backyard in Virginia- they have 5 acres and a beautiful open grassy area. My sister also got married in their backyard four years ago. She had chandeliers hanging in trees and the neighbor’s glorious horses also paid a visit to the wedding. My brother’s wedding was this past weekend and he and his wife Corrie had a gorgeous event themselves. There were beautiful sheers hanging from the trees (see the picture below)…

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When it rains it……

Pours, doesn’t it? It sure can feel like that in our lives on a daily basis. But how does it all really affect us?  Watch this video to find out! (And let me know if you want tips on how to counteract the negative effects of stress and difficulty in our daily lives, and I’ll do a post on it tomorrow)   For your extraordinary health! So you can do all God’s called you to do in your short time on earth 🙂 Catherine Slezinger P.S. I’d love to hear from you! Leave any questions or comments below!

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Chocolate for stress relief

Ok- so, I have some news for you. My sister in law is in town, and she made me something that my healthy self is just simply geeking out over: ADAPTOGENIC ORGANIC HOT CHOCOLATE. Ok….so what are adaptogens? Let’s just say that the translation is this- they make you feel better. happier. calmer. more sane. lower blood pressure. less screaming at kids, pulling hair out, tears- you know 🙂 The scientific definition of adaptogens is that they help your body cope with stress with less of a withdrawal on your system. But back to the chocolate part. So, my sister in…

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Have you heard about using biotin for hair & nails?

So, like most women, I really love the idea of healthy, shiny, thick happy hair. But how do you get it when you barely even have time to take a shower each day? I dearly miss doing my hair and getting ready for 1.5 hours ever day. (How did I ever, EVER have that much time when I was single?!) Anyway, I’ve been doing some reading about vitamin B7, biotin. It’s essential for your metabolism, and also for healthy skin, nails and hair. Typically, we get all the biotin we need from food sources, but if you feel your skin…

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